Big Bro – layout for Paper Stories June sketch

So I’ve been trying out new things again and this time the Paper Stories June Sketch (created by Pagedrafts) inspired me to create a different kind of mixed media background for this page. The 2 photos I selected have a crisp image of Christian lounging in his ride-on car while Alex, who is pulling it with a string, and everything else around him is a blur. That inspired me to create a blurry, painted background. To achieve this affect, I used a Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate and used the 3rd print on a sheet of textured white cardstock. Here’s what I came up with:

This is the awesome sketch I worked with to create it:


American Crafts white cardstock
Webster’s Pages Sweet Notes paper
WP Palm Beach paper
WP Citrus Squeeze papers
Acrylic paint
Unity Stamps
Freckled Fawn wood hearts
Freckled Fawn star and arrow clips
Prima wood gears
Dusty Attic chipboard title
Tim Holtz washi tape
Darice washi tape


Scotch ATG
Helmar 450 Quick Dry

TFL! If you’d like to check out the challenges or other entries at Paper Stories, CLICK HERE.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Zeneva
    Jun 30, 2013 @ 08:29:28

    Great layout. So much texture! Great to have you joining us at Paper Stories.

  2. Riikka Kovasin
    Jul 01, 2013 @ 01:11:59

    Fantastic layout! The background is gorgeous! Thank you for joining the Paper Stories challenge!

  3. Em
    Jul 02, 2013 @ 17:45:51

    Lots of fabulous textures in your background. What a fantstic mixed media style page. Love your take on the sketch 😉

  4. Victoria Freze
    Jul 04, 2013 @ 05:09:13

    just gorgeous!!!! thanks for joining the Paper Stories challenge!

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